Korea University Exchange Program

An opportunity to study at one of South Korea's best universities is available through Binghamton University's program at Korea University in Seoul. A wide range of courses are offered throughout the university and many departments offer courses in English. The Korea University Exchange program gives Binghamton students access to courses taught in English in the Colleges of Law, Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, Political Science & Economics, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Communications, Health Sciences, International Studies, and Art & Design. Courses in several management fields, Korean and Asian Studies, and Korean language are featured. This program is open to students of all majors. School of Management students have an opportunity to enroll directly into several management courses in Korea University's Business School or fulfill general education requirements by enrolling in courses offered in English from any field Binghamton students are fully integrated into the university, taking courses with Korean students.  They live in campus residence halls and are included in all university activities.

To find out more information, get any questions answered about the Korea University Program, or schedule an individual advising appointment, please contact Celeste Lee, Study Abroad Advisor for Korea at cjylee@binghamton.edu.


The Republic of Korea, known as South Korea,  is a country of some 44 million people. With its own distinctive history and culture, it also represents the triumphs and challenges of East Asia's modernization, economic expansion, and contraction.  Korea is an excellent vantage point from which to view the region's international cooperation, competition and conflicts.The country also features some of the world's most enchanting countryside: beautiful mountains, picturesque valleys, rivers, and beaches.

Seoul, the capital city, provides a lively setting for the Korea exchange program and ranks #4 in the list of the best cities for students in Asia (as determined by QS Top Universities). It is a modern, cosmopolitan city  where students can visit Korea's historic palaces, museums, and temples and attend all manner of musical and theatrical performances. Seoul's past and present co-exist in a fascinating way: centuries-old palaces, city gates, shrines, gardens, and priceless art collections attest to the city's illustrious past, while glistening facades, soaring skyscrapers, and bustling traffic represent its vibrant present. The variety of restaurants, cafes, shops, flea markets, sports competitions, and cultural events offers something for every individual interest.Travel all over the country made convenient by affordable domestic flights, high-speed express trains, and long-distance express buses. The KTX, a super high speed operates at speeds of 300 km/hr and allows passengers to travel between Seoul and Busan, Korea's second largest city, in under 3 hours.

Korea University is located southeast of downtown in a district know as Anam Dong. Within ten minutes of the campus are theaters, shops, restaurants, cafes and night spots. Subway and microbus connections provide easy transportation around the city.


Fall semester begins approximately September 1 and ends in mid-December. Spring semester normally begins the last week of February and ends in mid-June. During the fall semester, the Intercollegiate Kor-Yon games and Festival take place; there is also a Korean Thanksgiving holiday in September. During the spring, the Korea University May Festival take place. In September, the annual Kor-Yon (Korea University-Yonsei University) Games take place. Korean Thanksgiving (chuseok) takes place in late September or Early October. During the spring, the Korea University Spring Campus Festival takes place, which includes music concerts by famous Korean bands and singers, the cheering festival Ipselenti, the most popular event, academic seminar, joint broadcasting events with Yonsei University and street festivals on Chamsari Street.

Last Updated: 8/21/14